— In 2015, filmmaker Connie Collins interviewed 50 different people about their thoughts on the words capitalism, honor and honorable capitalism. Individuals participated from diverse backgrounds and from locations all over the world.
The result of this work, the thought-provoking film “Honorable Capitalism?” will be shown in downtown Akron, Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. Attendees are invited to an informal discussion about the film’s ideas with complimentary refreshments immediately following the film. Hosted in the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Main Auditorium, the film event is free and open to the public.
Completed last September, “Honorable Capitalism?” is a conversation-style film that promotes discussion of the meaning of honorable capitalism.
“Capitalism is a grand expanse for good but is just as equally destroying,” Collins said. “If you really think about it, it makes you change how you live.”
Completely funded by private individuals, the film was almost solely created by Collins. She wrote, directed and produced the film, as well as interviewed most of the participants. She said the amount of effort in the project involved over 2,000 hours of work.
“The biggest challenge was staying organized,” Collins said. “There were times that I thought it would kill me.”
Collins’ main motivation for making the film was to go beyond the stereotypes and political preconceptions to get to the genuine ways that real human beings are affected by capitalism. “Honorable Capitalism?” uses animation to show the topic and concepts in a fun manner, which counter-balances the heavy topic.
“Making the film changed me,” added Collins. “I ended up with a broad expanse of understanding.”
She invites film-goers to linger after the show to share an open dialogue on the film’s subject to explore ideas and broaden perspectives. Interested individuals are asked to RSVP by Monday, April 24 by emailing [email protected].
The Akron-Summit County Public Library is located at 60 S. High Street in downtown Akron. For more info about the film or to preview online, visit www.honorablecapitalismmovie.com.